The Institute for Research on Public Policy and the Retirement and Savings Institute of HEC Montréal held a luncheon (in French) on the possible effects of raising the age of eligibility for the Québec Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan.

Monday, January 20, 2020, from 11:45 am to 2:00 pm

Location: Hôtel Omni Mont-Royal (1050, Sherbrooke Ouest Street, Montréal)

In Quebec, as is happening elsewhere in Canada, people are living longer, but most of them – especially in Quebec – claim their QPP or CPP pension in their early 60s. Should we change the minimum age of eligibility for public pensions, as some suggest?

Pierre-Carl Michaud , author of a new analysis of the intentions and behaviours of future retirees, presented on the possible effects of a change in the age of eligibility for benefits. Afterwards, renowned experts discussed the findings of the analysis and the complexity of the policy issues that this change raises.

This debate was moderated by Bernard Morency, adjunct professor of the Retirement and Savings Institute at HEC Montréal, active member of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries and former first Vice-President of the CDPQ.

Pierre-Carl Michaud, Director of the RSI

Bernard Morency, Adjunct Professor at the RSI

Marie-Josée Naud, union advisor for education at the FTQ

René Beaudry, co-founder and senior partner, Normandin Beaudry

Jean-Claude Ménard, former Chief Actuary of the Government of Canada